Trademark

Restricting Substantial Alterations to Trademark Applications at Pre-Registration Stage is Valid- CGPDTM


On 8th June 2012, the Trademarks Registry had issued certain Office orders pertaining to Pre-Registration Amendment of Trademark Application. The said order read, “No request for amendment shall be allowed which seeks substantial alteration in the registration of trademark”. This Order was challenged by the Intellectual Property Attorneys Association (IPAA). On 24th July this year, the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDT) dismissed the application on the grounds that prior to the order, the option of amending the…


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Others

SpicyIP Weekly Review (20th-27th July, 2014)


The SpicyIP Story of the Week is Thomas’ post on the defamation notice sent by Anil Ambani against Advocate Prashant Bhushan’s junior. The lawyer had written a blog post that carried a complaint filed by Bhushan alleging that Ambani was carrying out money laundering activities. As the notice also addressed Google and asked them to take the content down, Thomas discussed the IT (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules, 2011 that mandate Google to do so (to avoid intermediary liability) and the free…


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Others

Anil Ambani sends a Defamation Notice to Prashant Bhushan’s Junior and Google


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Mr. Anil Ambani acting through Mulla & Mulla and Craige Blunt & Caroe served a notice for defamation to Mr. Prashant Bhushan’s junior Pranav Sachdeva for a blog post that the latter had uploaded. The post carried a complaint written by Mr. Bhushan to the Special Investigative Team on Black Money about the alleged money laundering activities of Anil Ambani and a show cause notice issued to M/s AAA & Sons, by the Directorate of Enforcement (read these here, courtesy…


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Trademark

People Interactive (I) Pvt. Ltd. v. Gaurav Jerry & ors.


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On July 7th, a single-judge Bench of Bombay High Court passed a unique order in a case involving domain name dispute. This case is important for the reason that it is the first time that a Court in India has defined ‘meta-tagging’ and also held that it is not necessary for the plaintiffs to seek leave under Clause XIV of the Letters Patent where the website is interactive in nature. The plaintiff, People Interactive (I) Pvt. Ltd., was the registered…


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Others

SpicyIP named in list of Top 50 IP influences once again!


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We are extremely pleased to announce that SpicyIP has been named in ManagingIP’s 2014 list of 50 most influential people in IP worldwide! I reproduce their introduction followed by their portion on SpicyIP. “This is the 12th year we have compiled a list of the 50 most influential people in IP worldwide. Over that time, ideas about influence have changed. It’s no longer the case that IP law and policy is determined by self-important officials sitting in the centres of…


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Uncategorized

SpicyIP Weekly Review (14th July to 20th July)


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The week started with quite an interesting development – Merck and Glenmark were to mediate in the Januvia (Sitagliptin) patent infringement case. Madhulika reported on this, her post covering a brief history of the dispute, as well as making an important observation as to the trend of mediation being in vogue in patent cases. The other similar example that she points to is the Roche-Cipla case. She also points to the potential anti-trust implications that patent settlements might have. Swaraj…


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Events Sponsored

SpicyIP Event: Nominations Declared For IP Awards – Premier IPR Conclave 2014, Mumbai


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We’re happy to bring you news of the 3rd Annual Legal Era IPR Conclave & Awards on “IPR: Global Innovation and Growth”! “With an aim to strike a balance between global and economic growth and public policy LegalEra presents you with IPR Conclave & Awards 2014, a unique forum on Intellectual Property Rights which involves discussions from creative as well as business and legal perspectives.” Please see the details of the panels, speakers and nominees below:      


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Event: Seminar on Theory of Inventive Problem Solving – Bangalore, August 1st


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IPMetrix is organizing a seminar on “TRIZ” also known as “Theory of Inventive Problem Solving”. Research & Development heads, Engineering, CTO’S Product Designers, Process Designers & New Product Developers may find this seminar to be of interest. Please find the details as mentioned below.   Course Details Registration Details About TRIZ:·      TRIZ is a premier disruptive technology for innovation that can be used throughout many industries and sciences.·      TRIZ is a systematic process that develops critical thinking skills and promotes creativity…


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Drug Regulation

NPPA caps prices of non-essential medicines:A policy appraisal


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In a momentous development the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has capped the prices of 108 anti-diabetic and cardiovascular formulations, which has left the pharma industry fuming! Last year around, May 2013 the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DOP) intervened and  released drug price control order (DPCO),which expanded the list of medicines which fall under the essential medicines category.We had blogged about it in detail over here. NPPA cap: how does it work? While considering the price cap of non-essential medicines, the NPPA…


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